MizzouThon raises more than $122K

A photo of President Choi with the Luebbering family and members of MizzouThon’s executive board.
President Choi with the Luebbering family (in green) and members of MizzouThon’s executive board (in pink).

Last weekend, I stopped by MizzouThon’s Main Event – a 13.1-hour celebration in support of MU Health Care’s Children’s Hospital and the families they serve. More than 350 people attended throughout the day. Around 1 a.m., they announced their total yearly fundraising surpassed $122,000.

At the event, I met Nathan and Renee Luebbering and their daughter, Cassidy-Rae. The Luebberings are one of 12 Miracle Families who partner with MizzouThon year-round. They were grateful for our students’ support, which helps Cassidy-Rae access music therapy and specialized equipment.

MizzouThon is the university’s largest student-run philanthropy and has raised more than $2.25M since its founding in 2008. I want to thank all who helped, especially the 65 members of MizzouThon’s leadership team, including President Nicole Lawson, Vice Presidents Lauren Huff, Jordan Efken, Izzy Goldman, Teresa Voss, Riley Gearhart and Erin Quaid, as well as their MU Health Care advisor, Megan Freese.

I’m grateful for all who organized and participated in this Mizzou tradition.

— Mun